No Trespassing


“Anders Corr’s No Trespassing convinces me that committed activism, smart radical scholarship, and perceptive social thought are alive and well. A boon to squatters everywhere and to the radical tradition of non-violent direct action. A gold mine of movement histories, brimming with tactical and strategic political insights.” – James C. Scott, Professor of Political Science, Yale University

“No Trespassing! is an informed account of a worldwide challenge to property. A squatter’s manifesto is at hand.” – Charles Geisler, Professor of Rural Sociology, Cornell University

“An extraordinary and ingenious work, looking at the heroic efforts of squatters all over the world who defy the laws of ‘private property’ where such laws deny the right of human beings to have a place to live. No Trespassing! is an invaluable resource for activists everywhere, at the same time instructive and inspiring.” Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States

“No Trespassing! is not only thoughtful and thoroughly researched, it’s also an exhilirating read. I learned that there are solutions to the ever more dire housing shortage-at least for those who are bold and adventurous enough to try them!” – Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Blood Rites

“Squatters of the world, arise! This inspiring book tells the rarely-chronicled story of your struggles. From landless peasants in Brazil to rent strikers in the Bronx, communities have resisted eviction and repression. Anders Corr, an experienced participant as well as a scholar of such movements, tells how they are organized, what makes them just, and what lessons can be learned to make them more effective.” – Jeremy Brecher, co-author of Global Village or Global Pillage

“Tough, erudite…. There is much to admire in this…rich mixture of reportage, philosophical rigor, and concrete advice for action.” – In These Times

About the Author

Dr. Corr has a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from Yale University (2001) and a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University (2008). He is the Principal of Corr Analytics Inc., and the Publisher of the Journal of Political Risk. His books include No Trespassing: Squatting, Rent Strikes and Land Struggles Worldwide (South End Press, 1999), and (editor) Great Powers, Grand Strategies: The New Game in the South China Sea (U.S. Naval Institute Press, 2018). Dr. Corr has conducted quantitative analysis and simulation for the U.S. Pacific Command, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and NATO. He has researched China, Russia, Romania, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Brunei, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Israel and Palestine for private clients. He led the U.S. Army Social Science Research and Analysis group in Afghanistan, which oversaw 600 Afghan contract employees on 44 survey projects, and conducted quantitative predictive analysis of insurgent attacks.  

Related Links

Corr, A. (1999) No Trespassing!: Squatting, Rent Strikes, and Land Struggles Worldwide. Boston: South End Press.